The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities surveyed the damage in Milledegeville on Wednesday afternoon and is estimating straight-line winds up to 100 MPH tore through the town causing significant damage Tuesday evening.
A complex of severe thunderstorms that were part of a very strong cold front working through parts of Iowa raced eastward into western Illinois around 3pm Tuesday. These storms produced winds that were estimated to be as high as 100 MPH near Rock Island where significant tree and power line damage was observed.
As the storms continued to race northeast as fast as 60 MPH at times, more wind damage was observed in Milledgeville where several trees were knocked over and parts of a grain bin were strewn across a set of railroad tracks.
The same storm system went on to produce further damage in parts of the Chicago suburbs Tuesday evening. At this time no injuries have been reported.
Above: National Weather Service Doppler radar scans showing strong winds moving through parts of Carroll County Tuesday night. The National Weather Service estimates wind gusts as high as 100 MPH caused significant damage to several areas.
Here are a few of the storm reports from Tuesday evening.
0320 PM TSTM WND DMG MILLEDGEVILLE 41.96N 89.78W 09/25/2018 CARROLL IL TRAINED SPOTTER LARGE TREE UPROOTED IN TOWN 0325 PM TSTM WND DMG MILLEDGEVILLE 41.96N 89.78W 09/25/2018 CARROLL IL EMERGENCY MNGR MULTIPLE LARGE TREES DOWN, EMPTY GRAIN BIN OVER RAILROAD TRACKS, AND POWER LINES DOWN IN TOWN. 0327 PM TSTM WND GST MILLEDGEVILLE 41.96N 89.78W 09/25/2018 M60.00 MPH CARROLL IL TRAINED SPOTTER 0339 PM TSTM WND DMG MILLEDGEVILLE 41.96N 89.78W 09/25/2018 CARROLL IL EMERGENCY MNGR SEVERAL LARGE TREES AND WIRES DOWN IN TOWN. ALSO REPORTED WIND GUST OF 61 MPH. 0355 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 NW WALNUT 41.57N 89.60W 09/25/2018 BUREAU IL EMERGENCY MNGR POWER LINES DOWN AND ARCING ON 1050 EAST ST, 1 MILE NORTH OF HIGHWAY 92 0403 PM TSTM WND DMG N PRINCETON 41.38N 89.47W 09/25/2018 BUREAU IL EMERGENCY MNGR LARGE TREE DOWN ON HIGHWAY 26 BLOCKING THE NORTHBOUND/SOUTHBOUND LANES NORTH OF PRINCETON